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A beautiful blend and a pleasant smoke have been created by the combination of dark ready rubbed and bright loose cut Virginias with a hint of burley. The taste of summer has been completed with the addition of a little vanilla, a splash of rum, and a touch of fruit.

BrandPeterson
Blended ByPeterson
Manufactured ByPeterson
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Virginia
FlavoringFruit / Citrus, Rum, Vanilla
CutRibbon
Packaging100 grams tin
CountryIE
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild to Medium
Flavoring
Mild to Medium, Medium to Strong, Strong
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1422)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Strong Mild Very Pleasant

Peterson - Summertime 2016.

When I ordered this I intended on putting into my cellar for awhile and reviewing it at a later date. When it arrived this morning the sun happened to be shining in all its glory so my idea of cellaring it got pushed swiftly aside: it's a perfect day for a summer limited edition!

The contents of the tin are quite an even split between very dark brown/black and lighter brown coarsely cut pieces. The smell sets the summer mood perfectly: it's like having a fruity cocktail on a beach! Because the tin's only push-clip fastened as opposed to being air sealed the tobacco's perfect to smoke right away.

My initial thought consists of two words: quality aromatic. The rum compliments the smoke nicely, without domineering it. The fruit/citrus gives nice flavour but little of the bitterness that oranges, lemons, or limes can often bring: this causes a flavour that's very reminiscent of high grade punch! The vanilla comes over as a pleasant 'extra': it isn't heavy or gloopy, but it gives the blend an enjoyable creaminess. Even though this is a fairly false tasting blend it's quite mitigating with tongue bite: to get bitten the pipe must be drawn with great force. The burn from 2016 is good, but my only problem is the speed: if I take my eye off the ball it can be over too fast.

Even though I have a preference for standard room-notes, I enjoy this highly aromatic one: it's fruity like punch, again! And finally the nicotine's quite mild: not really mild, but it needs a push to become medium.

I'm glad I didn't cellar this, it is indeed a perfect smoke for a summers day. Four stars:

Highly recommended.

Pipe Used: Erik Nording

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: My Smoking Shop

3 people found this review helpful.

aztobaccosavant Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
aztobaccosavant (10)
★★★★
Very Mild Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant

This is a fine blend. Very fine. Maybe extra fine. All I can say is this. Puff 1. Lovely. Fruit and Virginny Puff 2. Also lovely. Fruit sublimates to the rum. Puff 3. VIrginials shining. Cavendish behind the scenes. Puff 4. Didn't take one had to go pee. It burned for a bit. Puff 5. Pure ass Baccy goodness with a wiff of rum on the back 7/32s of the left side of my tongue. Puff 6. The fruits have waffled but not so much so that the fine pressed sliced aged and blended Old Tobey are red headed step children. Puff 7. Back to rum in the forefront with a touch of old leather. Not like 1956 Buick leather but more like a unreliable 2011 Maserati QP. Puff 8. It is all harmoniously melding into a puffy cloud as saintly as if an angel herself had vigorously packed and lit my pipe for me. Puff 9. What's to say? This here is great. Not a great like free pizza delivered by chairmen Mao. Puff 10. Well damn junior. This a here is so settled in and the aromas and tastes are doing the jig on my tongue like a fat drunken midget. Short yet sort of funny but not too heavy.

Buy this. But if you do from Cup O Joes beware that is comes in dry. Crunchy dry. Not giving you the ability to choose the level of dryness.

Pipe Used: Parker. Dunhill. Cobs.

Age When Smoked: New tin but delivered dry

Purchased From: Cup O Joes.

Similar Blends: An old blend I smoked in Tangiers in 67. Had dried orange peels mixed in. Once I thought I tasted camel dung..

1 person found this review helpful.

KAJ Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
KAJ (8)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

Black & yellow coarse cut. Opening the tin, it is perfect moisture, with a lovely sweet aroma of rum & vanilla with hint of fruit. Almost like the scent of white wine. Smoking it, I taste the nuttiness of the Burley and sweetness of quality Virgina, with subtle mild flavours of mild fruit, rum & vanilla. Definitely not an overpowering aromatic. Perfect blend for a Summer afternoon.

Pipe Used: MM cob and Peterson System 314

Age When Smoked: From tin

Purchased From: GQTobacco

Similar Blends: Petersons Special Reserve 2014.

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